Sussex County Master Gardener Workshops

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The Master Gardeners are planning a diverse and interesting series of workshops August through October. As space is limited in some classes, take a moment soon to register. Classes are free unless otherwise specified, and all will be held at the Elbert N. and Ann V. Carvel Research and Education Center, 16483 County Seat Highway, Georgetown, Del. The center is just west of from Sussex Tech. As space is limited in some classes, take a moment soon to register by calling the number below. Classes are held at the Elbert N. and Ann V. Carvel Research and Education Center, 16483 County Seat Highway, Georgetown, Del. The center is west from Sussex Tech.

Pre-registration is required.     Register online here!

Master Gardeners are working volunteers and are supported by Delaware Cooperative Extension through the University of Delaware and Delaware State University Extension offices. It is Delaware Cooperative Extension’s policy that that no person shall be subjected to discrimination on the grounds of race, creed, color, sex, age, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, veteran or handicap status. If you have special needs that need to be accommodated, please contact the office two weeks prior to the event.

2015 Sussex County Master Gardener Workshops:

Vegetable Gardening I
Thursday, February 12, 6:30 p.m.
Rick Petrecca FREE
The first of the two-part workshop will cover the needs of a productive garden, including sun, water, nutrients, and the garden layout.

Vegetable Gardening II
Thursday, February 19, 6:30 p.m.
Rick Petrecca FREE
The second of the two-part workshop will cover selecting your
vegetables, planting, and growing a productive crop.

Vegetable Gardening Planning Using Websites and Programs
Tuesday, February 24, noon
Darrell Hagar FREE
Learn to use several websites that provide garden planning software to lay out a vegetable garden. These sites create plans that can be printed and saved to aid in future planning and proper crop rotation.

Butterflies and Their Habitats
Thursday, March 19, 1:00 p.m., FREE
Bob Dougherty and George Dellinger
Learn the basics about butterflies and the habitat they need to thrive in your garden.

Garden Smart, Garden Easy
Tuesday, March 31, 6:30 p.m., FREE
Bob Williams
Learn what tools and techniques are available for the gardener as we age or develop mobility issues. Make gardening enjoyable again.

A Gardener’s Scrubber
Thursday, April 2, 1 p.m., Fee $3
Barbara Sikora
A luffa sponge with soap will gently clean up gardening soiled hands. Learn about growing luffa gourds, harvesting them, and making the soap scrubber. You will make a scrubber to take home with you. Limited to 12 participants.

Create A Garden to Attract Wildlife
Tuesday, April 14, 1 p.m., FREE
Create a Garden to Attract Wildlife. Learn about the things you need to have in your garden to attract wildlife, such as bees, butterflies and birds

Get the Jump on Spring
Tuesday, April 21, 1p.m., FREE
Tracy Mulveny and Susan Trone
This workshop will offer techniques for starting seeds and cuttings using traditional and repurposed materials to get you a supply of new plants for your garden.

Hostas: Today and Tomorrow
Tuesday, May 5, 6:30 p.m., FREE
Will Fox
Learn about shady characters, companions, care, coming attractions & problem solving with a virtual, private garden tour.

The workshops will be held at the Elbert N. and Ann V. Carvel Research and Education Center, 16483 County Seat Highway, Georgetown, Del. Pre-registration is required. You may register online or contact Tammy Schirmer at 302-856-2585, ext 544.

For assistance with home lawn, garden and pest questions, contact:
Sussex County Garden Helpline
(302) 856-2585 ext. 535